Department of Early Education and Care

51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Main Line: (617) 988-6600
Fax: (617) 988-2451

Public Records Request


The Office of the Commissioner

Key Contacts:

  • Thomas L. Weber, Commissioner
  • Commissioner's Scheduling, Board Relations, Legislative Affairs: Sean Faherty, Assistant Commissioner for Agency Operations, 617-988-6648
  • Media Inquiries: Kathleen Hart, Director of Communications and External Affairs, 617-988-7819
  • EEC Advisory Council: John Swanson, Policy Analyst, 617-988-7803
  • Child Care Financial Assistance System: Andrea Gilmore, Director of Business Project Management, 617-988-6609

The Office of Administration & Finance

Key Contacts:

  • William Concannon, Deputy Commissioner for Administration/Chief Financial Officer, 617-988-6614
  • Sean Reynolds, Associate Commissioner for Finance, 617-988-6611
  • Sandy Fortier-Hollow, Associate Commissioner for Accounting and Contracts, 617-988-6649
  • Alicia Siryon-Wells, Director of Audit Compliance and Resolution, 617-988-6639
  • Carol Nolan, Associate Commissioner for Grants and Programming, 617-988-7816
  • Carole Meehan, Director of Early Education and Care Caseload and Assistance, 617-988-7834

Grants and Programming:

Financial Assistance, including Requests for Review:

Educator and Provider Support

Key Contacts:

  • Main Office: Pam Roux, Educator and Provider Support Specialist, 617-988-7820
  • Main Office: Katie DeVita, Educator and Provider Support Specialist, 617-988-7827
  • Main Office: Chris Pond, Educator and Provider Support Specialist, 617-988-6625
  • Western MA, Springfield: Eric Lieberman, Educator/Provider Support Specialist, 413-881-1542

Teacher Qualifications:

  • Natou Sissoko, Professional Qualifications Coordinator, 617-988-7808

The Office of Regional Operations, Support and Engagement

Key Contacts:

  • Carmel Sullivan, Deputy Commissioner for Field and Legal Operations, 617-988-6631
  • Felicia Sullivan, Deputy General Counsel, 617-988-6603
  • Region 1, Springfield: Erin Craft - Regional Director, 413-881-1533
  • Region 2, Worcester: Donna Cohen-Avery - Regional Director, Associate Commissioner for Field Operations Policy, 508-461-1459
  • Region 3, Lawrence: Anne Conners- Regional Director, Associate Commissioner for Field Investigations, 978-826-1309
  • Region 5, Taunton: Diana Phillips - Regional Director, 508-967-3403
  • Region 6, Metro Boston: Alina Lopez - Regional Director, 617-979-8605

Background Checks:

Key Contacts:

  • Background Records Check Unit - 781-897-7841
  • Lorrie Roccoforte, Supervisor, 617-988-7801

Family Engagement and Quality Supports

Key Contacts:

  • Gwen Alexander, Associate Commissioner for Program Quality Supports, 617-988-7812
  • Gail DeRiggi, Senior Policy Analyst for Family/Community Engagement, 617-988-7813
  • Whitney Henderson, Home Visiting and Community Engagement Analyst, 617-988-7810

Family and Community Engagement and Program Monitoring

Key Contacts:

  • Western MA, Springfield: Florence Howes, 413-881-1526
  • Central MA, Worcester: Vacant, 508-461-1469
  • Northeastern MA, Lawrence: Cheryl Marks, 978-826-1326
  • Southeast/Cape and Islands: Vacant
  • Metro Boston: Loretta Prendeville, 617 979-8621

Pre-School Expansion Grant Administration

Key Contacts:

Department of Early Education and Care Offices and Key Contacts

Region 1 - Western Regional Office

1441 Main Street, Suite 230, Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-788-8401; Fax: 413-784-1227

  • Erin Craft - Regional Director, 413-881-1533
  • Vacant  -  Regional QRIS Contact,  413-881-1548
  • Florence Howes - Family Community Quality Specialist, 413-881-1526
  • Eric Lieberman - Educator/Provider Support Specialist, 413-881-1542

Region 2 - Central Regional Office

10 Austin Street, Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-798-5180 or 508-461-1440; Fax: 508-798-5181

Region 3 - Northeast Regional Office

360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, 3rd floor Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: 978-681-9684; Fax: 978-689-7618

  • Anne Conners - Regional Director, Associate Commissioner for Field Investigations, 978-826-1302
  •  Jody Dominguez - Regional QRIS Contact,  978- 826-1336
  • Cheryl Marks - Family Community Quality Specialist, 978-826-1326

Region 5 - Southeast/Cape and Island Regional Office

1 Washington Street, Suite 20, Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: 508-828-5025; Fax: 508-828-5235

  • Diana Phillips - Regional Director, 508-967-3403
  • Vacant - Regional QRIS Contact, 508-967-3413

Region 6 - Metro/Boston Regional Office

1250 Hancock Street, Suite 120-S, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-472-2881; Fax: 617-472-2722

  • Alina Lopez - Regional Director, 617-979-8605
  • Vacant - Regional QRIS Contact, 617-979-8601
  • Loretta Prendeville - Family Community Quality Specialist, 617-979-8621